The Best Books on Laos

I’m a writer and journalist with an eye on South and Southeast Asia. I first visited beautiful, land-locked, and sleepy Laos in 2000, as the country reluctantly reemerged from post-revolutionary isolation. I researched and co-wrote The Most Secret Place on Earth, a feature documentary on how the CIA created a clandestine army to fight Laotian […]

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Kolkata Noir reviewed by books_by_the_bottle

I received another wonderful review of Kolkata Noir by books_by_the_bottle on Instagram. Thank you! “From the first few sentences of this book, I was immediately drawn into this crime fiction story. Tom Vater’s writing flows so smoothly and the imagery he creates is beautiful. This book is divided into three smaller parts, and follows the […]

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